EC to take action if gets proof of Tarique's videoconference

Kalerkantho Online   

18 November, 2018 17:41 PM

EC to take action if gets proof of Tarique's videoconference

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The Election Commission will take necessary action if it gets the proof that BNP acting chairperson Tarique Rahman is interviewing the nomination aspirants through videoconferences.

Election Commissioner Rafiqul Islam made the comment today soon after Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Qauder drew the attention of the Election Commission in this regard.

The Election Commissioner told journalists: "We have heard about the matter. We will take action as per the law if proof of his [Tarique] videoconferences is found."

"Meanwhile, we will discuss the issue and fix the next course of action soon," he added.

Earlier in the day, drawing the attention of the EC, Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Qauder questioned: "Whether a fugitive convict in two cases can join election procedures.” 

According to BNP insiders, Tarique Rahman is interviewing party’s nomination aspirants for the 11th parliamentary elections through a videoconference.

The interview will continue till Wednesday. 

On November 12, BNP started offering the nomination papers and sold 4,580 pieces to the aspirants who are willing to contest in the upcoming election under the banner of the party.